Red Design’s latest workspace exists at the intersection of office, meeting space, showroom and laboratory. It is an environment for exploration and collaboration: a space to inspire our team and our clients as we create the next generation of hospitality spaces.
The office is located in the heart of Shanghai’s Jingan ShangKangli development, a community of office, dining and retail spaces with a collective emphasis on lifestyle and creativity. Our design responds to this sociable context: unusually for a design agency we occupy a ground floor space, presenting a literal ‘shop window’ to the neighbourhood to showcase the Red Design creative process.
Red Design 有幸与众多酒店及奢侈品/零售品牌合作，我们对空间融合的新式理念也同样呈现在工作室中。一进工作室便可看到宽敞的接待区和会客室，前卫感十足的椭圆形天花配上点睛般的镜面氛围灯，整体设计与Red Design的品牌视觉相呼应着。
At Red Design we have been fortunate to collaborate with hospitality and luxury retail brands on spaces which incorporate the latest thinking on hybridization and flexibility. The layout of the office is guided by these ideas. Visitors enter a generous reception and lounge area, furnished to create a comfortable environment for waiting guests and casual meetings. Defining this light-filled space is an elliptical ceiling void punctuated with a single mirrored uplight, referencing the Red Design brand identity.
Next to the lounge area is the main meeting room, enclosed in curved glass and airy drapes to create a soft sense of separation while still maintaining privacy. This meeting room screens a third informal meeting area: a pantry space with showpiece island unit in Ceppo Nova marble.
This sequence of meeting spaces is intended to offer a range of environments in which the creative process can occur; spaces for ideation, discussion and presentation. Finished in a restrained yet premium palette of solid oak flooring, translucent glass and brass metal, the interior is sufficiently formal for client-facing functions yet accessible to all.
Separating the meeting area from the workstation area is a storage wall which runs through the centre of the space. This ‘spine’ is punctuated with a series of apertures, allowing carefully considered glimpses through to the workings of the office beyond. Clad in brick to reflect the local ‘Shanghai Shikumen’ heritage architecture and with an exposed concrete ceiling, the workstation area is a counterpoint to the more luxurious finishes used in the meeting areas.
We felt it was important that our workspace reflects the Red Design brand values as a luxury lifestyle design group. From the considered integration of overlapping and hybrid functions to the interplay of refined and raw finishes we hope that our office will also inspire new ways to think about the working experience in the context of evolving lifestyle and hospitality trends.
Project name 项目名称| Red Design 红崛办公室
Year of completion 项目完成时间 | 2021 Oct 2021年 10月
Interior design company 室内设计| red design 红崛建筑设计
Website of design company 公司网址 | http://red-sh.com/
Social related website 社群网站网址| https://www.instagram.com/reddesign.sh.uk/
Lead designer 主案设计师| Michael McGirr
Location 地点 | Shanghai, China 上海
Area 面积| 336 SQM 336平方米
Photographer 摄影师| Yun Pu Cai 蔡云普